Rhea Chakraborty appeared before the Enforcement Directorate office

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Rhea Chakraborty at ED office. Photo credit: NDTV/ANI
Rhea Chakraborty at ED office. Photo credit: NDTV/ANI

Mumbai : Rhea Chakraborty appeared at the Enforcement Directorate [ED] office on Friday in Mumbai for questioning in the Sushant Singh Rajput investigation.

Rhea’s request to postpone the hearing was rejected by the ED. 

Rhea arrived at the office after the deadline of 11.30 AM was crossed. Her father Indrajit Chakraborty and brother Shovik also joined the actress later.

“Rhea Chakraborty is a law abiding citizen. In view of the fact that Enforcement Directorate has informed the media that the request to postpone the attendance is rejected, she has appeared in the ED at the appointed time and date," Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer Satish Maneshinde said.

Rhea Chakraborty has been accused of a role in Sushant Singh Rajput's death by his family, which has alleged that she transferred money from his accounts and mentally harassed him. 

The Enforcement Directorate wants to question Rhea Chakraborty in a money laundering case it has filed over transactions worth Rs 15 crore. The agency took note of a FIR by Bihar Police based on a complaint by Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh0.

The Supreme Court is hearing Rhea Chakraborty's petition to transfer the case being investigated by Bihar police to Mumbai police, where the Mumbai police has been investigating whether Sushant Singh Rajput was pushed to misery by Bollywood groups and rivalries. The Mumbai Police has questioned over 50 people so far.

On Wednesday, the centre handed over the Bihar Police case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) following demands from politicians and the actor's family.